Derek McCormack is Director of the Raising Children Network. Derek leads a highly skilled and talented team in the knowledge translation and online delivery of evidence-informed resources supporting parents and carers around the healthy development of children.
He also leads Raising Children Network’s collaborations with the Australian and state governments, non-government organisations, businesses and community organisations and he regularly contributes to the media on issues of raising children in Australia.
Derek’s background is in science communication (M.Sc.), digital media and web development. He holds an appointment of Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and has more than 15 years’ experience working with the Parenting Research Centre in consultation, strategy development and managing the development of digital resources for a wide range of stakeholders.
As an advanced specialist in knowledge translation, co-design and digital content production, all of Derek’s work has been driven by a long-standing passion for communicating and applying research. His areas of expertise include biological science, child development, parent engagement, parenting support, father inclusive practice, child resilience, child mental health and communication approaches with parents across home, early years and school settings.